Since 1992, Norcan has been a leading Canadian manufacturer of turbines and their components. We have a high level of expertise on all types of turbines in the range of 200 kW to 30 MW. We are located in Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada. Canadian and American customers value the local proximity of our engineering resources, field services, and manufacturing facilities because it reduces overseas logistical risks.
Chaudière, Québec project modernization +
Hydropower, the past, present and future of clean energy.
Modernization of the 106 years old Smooth Rock Falls hydropower plant +
Modernization a Win-Win-Win Investment
Hydropower stations are significant assets for their owners. They must remain online in order to maximize revenue. Modernizing an old hydropower plant aims to mitigate the effects of aging on efficiency and reliability.
It takes experts to successfully modernize an old hydropower station. Norcan has over 30 years of experience in modernizing stations, a strong reputation, and a proven track record of projects delivered on time. Customers benefit from our strong team of engineers, project managers, manufacturers, and field services.
Modernization projects with Norcan are a win-win-win investment. Revenues are maximized, the life of the assets are extended and the project is in expert hands.
Hydropower stations are significant assets for their owners. They must remain online in order to maximize revenues. Modernizing an old hydropower plant aims to mitigate the effects of aging on efficiency and reliability.
It takes experts to successfully modernize an old hydropower station.READ MORE
Propeller to Kaplan Conversion
Norcan can convert a station from an old propeller turbine to a Kaplan turbine. This conversion has numerous benefits to the power plant owners. No structural changes to the power station, very little civil work to install the wicket gates’ regulation, and the turbine runner diameter remains the same.READ MORE
Small Hydro Power Units PGS & PAT Replacement
Pump-As-Turbine (PAT) is an alternative to custom hydro turbines for micro and small hydro projects. However, as an inverted submerged pump acting as a turbine, a PAT is prone to severe cavitation. Norcan has developed a significant game changer in the modernization of existing PAT equipment.READ MORE
Barber Hydro Turbine
In 2013, Norcan acquired from Barber Hymac Hydro all of their Barber turbine design and data assets. These assets included turbine design, OEM parts design, and specifications. Norcan is ready to perform all necessary repairs, replacements, or upgrades with newer technology and improved efficiencies on all Barber Francis, S-Type, and Kaplan turbines.READ MORE
Water to Wire
Norcan is your single source of complete hydropower plant engineered solutions from the water connection to the grid wires for your station modernization, or greenfield project. Norcan provides, with their suppliers, the complete mechanical balance of plant, electrical balance of plant, electrical solutions, and services for your hydropower station.READ MORE
Shop Assembly & FAT
Quality is the focus of our shop assembly and factory acceptance testing. High levels of quality are maintained through approved processes. It does not matter if the part is made in-house or supplied to us by one of our qualified vendors. Before their use in an assembly, all parts are thoroughly inspected.READ MORE
Installations & Commissioning
Customers trust Norcan with the installation and commissioning of turbines and their components. This trust has been gained through Norcan’s ability to complete complex projects efficiently and safely. Hydropower owners don’t have to worry when Norcan is involved.READ MORE
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